A good skincare routine requires some important essential products which include a cleanser, exfoliant, day cream with SPF and night cream but sometimes the skin requires a little extra help to tackle specific skincare concerns such as dehydration, pores, blemishes, reducing and preventing further signs of ageing, and pigmentation spots – this is where a booster, serum, and essence comes into play. The booster, serum, and essence are not the same but different from each other, they contain high concentrations of ingredients specifically developed to provide a targeted solution for specific skin concerns. 111Skin Cryo ATP Sports Booster, Meso Infusion Leave On Overnight Mask, and Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Booster are part of my skincare routine.
What Are Boosters?
Boosters contain a high concentration of one crucial ingredient for the skin plus a combination of other active ingredients. Boosters have a lightweight texture making them easy to combine with the other products in the skincare routine. They can also be applied directly to the skin or mixed with night cream and serum. And of course, a booster is not a replacement for the day or night moisturizer. I have been using two boosters from 111Skin in my skincare routine which I am sharing below.
Cryo ATP Sports Booster
111Skin Cryo ATP Sports Booster mimics the effects of extreme cold on the skin. This booster is very lightweight. I add a few drops into my moisturizer. I have used it on the days I work out and even when not. It absorbs nicely into the skin. It gives a slight cooling sensation on the skin. The niacinamide in this serum is one of my favorite ingredients in any skincare product. I have noticed that this serum brightens, even tones, and imparts radiance to my skin. My skin looks healthy and supple. I have experienced no irritation on my combination skin. It is hydrating at the same time. So, overall a really nice booster that brightens, tightens, and hydrates the skin.
Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Booster
Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Booster increases moisture levels by delivering a concentrated dose of hydrating ingredients deep into the skin. The serum is very hydrating without congesting the skin. My skin looks and feels very comfortable. It is soothing for the skin. I have experienced it to be very gentle on the dry areas of my combination skin while maintaining the balance on the oily areas. Overall, a really nice hydrating serum. My skin is soft, supple, and hydrated without looking or feeling oily or shiny.
Meso Infusion Leave On Overnight Mask
Meso Infusion Leave On Overnight Mask is a wear-anywhere mask. It takes inspiration from the brand's in-clinic mesotherapy to provide a moisture-boosting, complexion-plumping treatment. The mask has a gel-like texture. It feels very cooling when applied to the skin. The gel spreads nicely onto the skin and after few minutes, it sinks in. It is very soothing on the skin. It does not feel oily or has residue. That means I can go directly to bed once it sinks in. When removing in the morning, it feels a little slippery when water is applied.
I apply a very light layer of it on the face and I use it twice a week. I have noticed my skin is smooth, hydrated, and supple in the morning. Despite being very lightweight, it is hydrating on the skin. I feel my skin texture looks refined with this mask.